More and more homebuyers are looking for homes that perform well, in addition to providing a comfortable, engaging place to live. And homebuilders are rising to meet the demand. Green builders are incorporating energy, water and resource efficiency, improved indoor air quality and sustainable and locally sourced products into their projects.
Every home needs ventilation to exchange stale indoor air with fresh outdoor air. That’s due to moisture, mold, and chemicals from carpets, clothing, paint, cabinets and other common items. This guide includes everything you need to know about the air in your home and the benefits of proper ventilation.
Unlike a natural gas leak or a fire, radio-active radon gas is completely invisible, odorless and tasteless. One in fifteen US homes have elevated radon levels and it can be found in every state. This white paper identifies some of the ways radon enters a home and what a homeowner can do to prevent and mitigate radon from their home.
Insulation's effectiveness is measured in R-Value. R stands for the insulation's resistance to heat flow. The higher the R-Value, the greater the resistance to heat flow and the greater your home's potential for saving both energy and money.